- Nominations open across 10 categories celebrating multiculturalism in WA
- Award categories expand from eight to 10 this year
- Nominations close Monday January 31, 2022
Nominations have been called for the 2022 Western Australian Multicultural Awards, celebrating champions of multiculturism across the State.
The awards celebrate individuals and organisations who have made a positive contribution to multiculturalism in WA.
Awards will be presented in 10 categories:
- Outstanding Individual Achievement Award
- Youth Award
- Community Organisation Award
- Private Sector Award
- Local Government Award
- Arts Award
- Sportsperson of the Year Award
- Laksiri Jayasuriya Lifetime Community Service Award
- Sir Ronald Wilson Leadership Award
- Premier's Community Response and Recovery Award
The awards have been expanded to include the Premier's Community Response and Recovery Award, presented to a culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) association or organisation that has directly supported a local community impacted by a crisis, through response or recovery efforts.
The Sir Ronald Wilson Leadership Award also returns, recognising outstanding Western Australians who have had a sustained impact on the lives of Aboriginal, CaLD or marginalised groups in WA.
Administered by the Office of Multicultural Interests, the awards will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday March 14, 2022. Nominations close at 5pm on Monday January 31, 2022.
More information and nomination forms for the awards are available at https://www.omi.wa.gov.au/events-and-training/western-australian-multicultural-awards-2022
Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Tony Buti:
"The 10 categories of awards this year means that Western Australians in all walks of life have an opportunity to be recognised for their dedication and excellence.
"Just like our community, the categories are diverse - from those involved in the community, arts or sport, to those working in the community services sector, local government or the private sector.
"The McGowan Government values our State's rich diversity of culture, language and heritage.
"The Western Australian Multicultural Awards are a part of our commitment to celebrate and promote this diversity.
"I encourage you to nominate people or organisations for the 2022 awards, so they receive the recognition they deserve for enhancing our multicultural society."
Minister's office - 6552 6400